Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tip of the Day

Wheat over White

by Spencer Ward on March 7, 2012

When eating bread, always opt for the Whole Grain variety. It contains fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar like white bread does. White bread seems more readily available, but going whole wheat will prevent energy fluctuations and weight gain. It’s a small change that can pay big dividends. Spencer […]

Paved in Pain

by Doug Ward on March 5, 2012

Success will never be recognized by most fighters because it is dressed in sweats, is wringing with perspiration and looks a lot like hard work.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

Heavy Bags are People Too

by Doug Ward on March 1, 2012

Approach the bag like you would an opponent. Don’t just step up to it or walk straight in. Move your head, give the bag some angles and varying heights on your way in.  A varied offense is part of a good defense. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

The Building Blocks of Muscle

by Spencer Ward on February 27, 2012

Boxing is a highly demanding sport for all of the major muscle groups and what you do after you put them to the test is almost as important as how you test them.  Protein is crucial for muscle recovery. It promotes growth and healing after the muscle has been broken down through intense, heavy exercise. […]

There’s a Test Today?!

by Doug Ward on February 23, 2012

The boxing ring is a hard teacher because it gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

Health Isn’t Prepackaged

by Spencer Ward on February 15, 2012

Steer clear of prepackaged, processed snacks when preparing for a fight. They are easy, but are full of sodium and preservatives that impede weight management.  Opt instead for whole fresh fruits, a handful of nuts and seeds, or a couple slices of lean turkey. Boxers are not ordinary people, so don’t eat like the majority of […]

Boxing Shorts

by Doug Ward on February 14, 2012

  There are many bits of advice that are too long to be considered tips and too short to write an entire feature about.  In spite of that, they are still important information to remember. In no particular order and somewhat random, here they are…

Jabs from Blydell – Balance is Key

by Blydell Martin on February 9, 2012

Balance is key in fighting. You want to stay on the balls of your feet, not on your heels. This way you will always be in punching position and able to respond quickly and move easier. It also allows you to rotate your feet generating punching power. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with […]

Crush Them Like Paper

by Doug Ward on February 6, 2012

To build grip strength, lay a large piece of paper, wrapping paper or a newspaper on a table (the heavier stock the better).  With one hand, begin crumbling it into a wad until you have compacted it into a tightly wound ball.  Repeat and recycle. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground […]

The Weakest Link

by Doug Ward on February 2, 2012

Train your weaknesses.  It’s everyone’s natural tendency to gravitate towards what comes naturally, what they like the most and what they excel at.  Focus on your weaknesses.  It may be harder and a little more unpleasant, but if you don’t pay attention to what you’re lacking…someone else might. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer […]